Animal Rescue Update: Caring for Megatron

Published March 04, 2016

Our Animal Rescue team is currently caring for a male harbor seal named Megatron!

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After stranding on Bethany Beach in Delaware last week, a juvenile harbor seal was rescued and transported to the MERR Institute and later transferred to the National Aquarium for long-term rehabilitation. 

Our Animal Rescue and Animal Health teams are currently treating Megatron for dehydration, emaciation and skin lesions consistent with seal pox. 

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We’re happy to report that our seal patient is responding well to his fluid therapy and antibiotics! In fact, he began eating on his own earlier this week and continues to enjoy a hefty diet of capelin, herring and mullet. 

Watch little Megatron exploring his rehab pool: 

Stay tuned for more updates! 

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